By CANDIS RIEDER
Girls Basketball and
AMVETS National Commander Gary Fry was honored by Sugar Grove Elementary School earlier this week
The Eisenhower girls basketball teams have been selling fan shirts which support the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Awareness. The shirts were designed by two of the team members, Lyssa Knapp and Halie VanOrd.
If you attend any games you will also see pink added into the team colors with their socks and shoelaces. On Wednesday, the team made a donation of $468.50 to the American Cancer Society to help with the fight against breast cancer.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., is the host site for the northern part of Warren County for this program. Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.
It obtains products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.
The next Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Dec. 17 gave away 12,000 pounds of food to 188 families.
A community lunch is provided at the local area churches. The first Friday of each month lunch is provided at the Mission Covenant Church. The second Thursday lunch is provided at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. The third Wednesday lunch is provided at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church.
All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.
The New York Southern Tier Porcelain Artists have a display of hand-painted porcelain china on display in the Sugar Grove Library's foyer.
All the pieced are painted by the members of the local club, which is affiliated with the World Organization of China Painters or WOCP. There are many chapters of the WOCP all over the U.S. and many foreign countries as well. There is a museum dedicated to the art form in Oklahoma City.
Members of the local chapter reside in Chautauqua County, N.Y., and in Warren County.
Red Kettle Campaign
You will notice the Salvation Army Kettle once again located outside of the Town and Country Food Center throughout December. Each weekend the Kettle will be manned by volunteers from local area churches in an effort to raise funds for the Salvation Army to help locally in our community.
The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise donations for those who need it most by providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless other programs. When you give to the Red Kettle Campaign the monies remain in the community in which you donate so come out and support the Sugar Grove Area Salvation Army Kettle.
Eisenhower High School and Sugar Grove Elementary School can plan to be on holiday break from Friday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Every Child Deserves
a Stable Beginning
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church families are giving up their poinsettia flowers this season to help out a family in need. Normally the congregation would give funds to purchase flowers in memory of loved ones.
The monies spent on flowers to decorate their church this year is going to help a homeless family in Africa build a new home. After two weeks they have raised $3,488 out of the $7,500.00 needed to build the home. If you would like to make a donation to help build this house, you can contact the church office at 489-3105.
Toys for Tots
The Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 in Sugar Grove recently held a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Toys for Tots. The event was under the direction of Toys for Tots Post 50, AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS who gave a donations of toys and monetary donations.
The proceeds from the event will all go to benefit the Warren County Toys for Tots Project.